Theater: Sorcerer of Shubert Alley

DREAMGIRLS Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Music by Henry Krieger; Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

If Broadway had a book of "begats," it would read that show biz begat show biz begat show biz. Narcissism can be a powerful intoxicant. It has fueled some remarkable musicals. Think of Gypsy and, more recently, A Chorus Line. Dreamgirls is not quite on that level. Its heart pumps more grease paint than blood. But it demonstrates that you've gotta have heart just to be in show biz. For every triumph savored, there is a numbing disaster,...

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